Meryl playing Hillary: ‘A future possibility’

Meryl Streep is open to playing Hillary Clinton in a movie in the future.

The multitalented actress won her third Oscar in 2012 for her portrayal of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the U.K.’s first female leader, in The Iron Lady.

Meryl is backing former U.S First Lady Hillary to become America’s first-ever woman president, as she takes on Republican Party nominee Donald Trump for the role, to be decided in an election held next month (Nov16).

And the 67-year-old star is fully confident the best is yet to come from the Democratic hopeful.

“I’m very flattered to hear that,” Meryl said after being told that Hillary had once suggested that the actress would be her choice to portray her in a movie, reports Variety. “But I’ll have to wait for that role. All her great achievements are ahead of her.

“This election cannot come soon enough. We’ve been very burdened by it.”

Meryl was talking at the start of the Tokyo International Film Festival, which officially kicks off on Tuesday (25Oct16) and runs until 3 November (16).

Meryl’s film Florence Foster Jenkins will open the festival. The movie was released in the U.K. in May, and has slowly hit cinemas across the globe. It tells the true story of New York heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, who doesn’t let her terrible voice stop her opera singer aspirations. Hugh Grant and The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg co-star.

Meryl has shown off her vocal talents in previous movies Into The Woods and Ricki and the Flash, but had learn how to deconstruct the songs for Jenkins.

“I did try to learn how to sing these arias properly. I had a great opera coach who taught me properly. Then for the last two weeks, how shall I put it, we screwed around with them,” she recalled.


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